It’s been five years since Tiger Woods has won on the PGA Tour and Tiger loyalists are collectively throwing their nine irons in the pond. Fans who think Tiger’s got another unparalleled run in him after four back surgeries (likely from sex) will likely point to Phil Mickelson’s five-year winless drought on the Tour before he secured a win at the 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship.
Before TPC Sawgrass, Mickelson suggested a head-to-head, winner-take-all match between him and fellow Hall-of-Famer Tiger Woods.
“Why don’t we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stake, winner-take-all match,” he said to the media.
Woods responded thereafter saying:
“I’m definitely not against that. We’ll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable.”
Well, an 18-hole death match between the two golf icons is reportedly in the works, with a hefty $10 million on the line.
According to Golf.com, the event almost took place on July 3rd in Las Vegas but negotiations with a major television network and various corporate entities could not be established in time.
“We’re working on a different date,” Mickelson said on Thursday. “I thought it was done for the 3rd but obviously it wasn’t.” Woods’s representatives declined to comment.
This matchup would be inconceivable in the earlier stages of their careers, when tensions were high and their relationship could be categorized as frosty. But their relationship began to improve after the U.S. shit the bed at the 2014 Ryder Cup and the two were put on the Ryder Cup Task Force to strengthen the direction of USA golf. Two two, who both have had humbling stretches since, have reached the realization that the game is better and more lucrative with the other in the mix. $10 million more lucrative to be exact. FOR ONE FUCKING ROUND OF GOLF.